A national strategy for the sustainable commercialization of non-timber forest products (NTFPS) was developed by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry through the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Forest PS Representatives from the FAO, KEPSA, and KEFRI, led by Mr. Meshack Muga, were received by Mr. Gitonga Mugambi today at the ministry’s headquarters to discuss the ASAL of Kenya’s restoration project through the establishment of bio enterprises and other incentives.
PS Mugambi received a briefing on the project’s execution status and the draught NTFPs strategy that must be given to stakeholders for approval.
The PS and his guests also spoke about the financial advantages households in Kenya receive from NTFPs and services, which are a top priority for reducing poverty, creating jobs, and mitigating climate change.
In Laikipia and Marsabit Counties, the rehabilitation initiative is benefiting more than 40,000 people.